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Aged care workers believe sector unprepared for Omicron

A new HSU survey has revealed four in five aged care workers believe their facility was not prepared for the Omicron variant and a "let it rip" approach to COVID-19.

HammondCare Waratah residents share their one Christmas wish – for the benefit and wellbeing of hundreds.

Bus trips are an essential component of social engagement for residents of HammondCare Waratah. They have a special Christmas wish to help them improve this service even more.

Senate inquiry hears more than 90 per cent of aged care workers on permanent part-time contracts

A hard day's work is not rewarded with fair pay because of the prevalence of insecure employment contracts in Australia, a Senate inquiry has heard. 

Single site workforce arrangements are ending in Victoria on December 3

On the advice of the Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Sonya Bennett, in consultation with the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and the Victorian Chief Health Officer, it is now been determined as appropriate for residential aged care providers in Victoria to commence transitioning out of single site arrangements.

Selmar and Uniting NSW.ACT partner for quality employment training program

Trainee aged care workers in New South Wales now have access to an Australia-first partnership, designed to immediately accelerate skills development and employment outcomes in the sector.

Deep-dive into the opinions of 109,000 aged care employees provides invaluable feedback

A new large-scale, longitudinal research project is providing an unprecedented insight into the perspective of aged care workers across the country.

Workers need to be aware of changes to super that could tie them to a dud fund

About 80 per cent of Australians do not know about an important change to superannuation that could see them tied to a fund for life from today, being stuck in a poor fund that could cost them up to $230,000.

Aged care workers being left behind as low pay and lack of housing affordability bite

A combination of low, stagnant wages and lack of affordable housing is making life hard for aged care workers across the country. Everybody’s Home spokesperson Kate Colvin tells Aged Care News that lack of affordable housing supply is at the heart of the problem.

Urgent call for social and affordable housing to stem sharp rental surge

An ever increasing number of workers in industries such as aged care, hospitality and other essential industries are paying between a third and half of their income for basic housing. Everybody's Home national spokesperson, Kate Colvin says expanding social and affordable housing is the best way to tackle this problem.

New Govt service to ensure aged care quality levels are up to scratch

Home and residential aged care providers will develop coordinated workforce planning approaches under a new Federal Government service aimed at ensuring quality levels of personalised care are strengthened and maintained.

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